These shops stock a range of high quality textiles imported from Japan and Korea as well as imported sarongs from India and Indonesia, and locally-produced batik sarongs. Some retailers have diversified and also sell religious paraphernalia for Hajj pilgrims such as special luggage labels, bags, outfits and prayer mats.
Address: Syarikat Medina Store 109, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Segara Ninda or Ku Din Ku Meh House is a double story bungalow where Tengku Baharudin Tengku Meh, also known by the nickname, Tunku Kudin used it as his trading base for his trading such as birds' nest, timber and coconut.
Address: 20, Penang Road, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Sheikh Al-Hadi's Residence is a bungalow owned by Muslim novelist and journalist, Syed Sheikh bin Syed Ahmad Al-Hadi. He moved to Penang to enhance his background in literature and journalism as well as to advance in the field of Islamic study.
Address: Jalan Jelutong, George Town, 11600, Penang, MALAYSIA
Tan Kok Oo custom-makes Nyonya beaded shoes and slippers which are traditionally worn with the Nyonya kebaya and sarong. His clients can choose their motifs from his catalogues or bring in their own print outs for him to refer to. Creating a pair of beaded shoes is an incredibly time-consuming process as the plastic beads are so tiny. It can take up to three months to complete the beading for a single pair of shoes.
Address: Handmade Nyonya Beaded Shoes, 4, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Many traditional Chinese businesses and homes in George Town still proudly display wooden signboards over their front doors - the former announce company names or auspicious couplets, while the latter depicts family surnames.
Address: Sung Dynasty Wood Carving, 77 Lebuh Carnavon, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA